On August 16, 2022, President Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). While the votes were along party lines, some elements of the bill were derived from previous bipartisan efforts supported by NASEO, such as the $9 billion directed to the State Energy Offices for Residential Energy Efficiency Rebates that each state will operate and craft to meet the needs of their residents and housing markets. Other key provisions, such as $756 million for transmission siting and transmission-related economic development investments will be open to state siting authorities (which includes many State Energy Offices) and other state entities. The energy tax provisions also provide substantial opportunities to expand clean energy manufacturing, distributed generation, and energy efficiency.
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NASEO’s Inflation Reduction Act residential energy efficiency, electrification, contractor training provisions summary